Sunday, January 18, 2009

This is the south end of tunnel # 1 to show the wall. Our strongest winds come from the south so that wall is reinforced with lumber in concrete. The pieces of wood leaning up againest the wall are tripods for our pole beans. We grew pole beans as a second crop last season.

This is inside of high tunnel # 2 looking north. This tunnel will be planted to greens, brassicas and possibly potatoes in the next 45 days.

Here are some pictures of our high tunnels. Basically large cold frames. We do not heat these structures. In next two weeks will start seeding greens! Yes, the gardening season starts in January!
I thought I would add a picture of the pigs. I water them at least twice a day in winter, they hear me fill the buckets and come outside and line up!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Realized that this past week was the Great Plains Vegetable Growers conference in St Joesph MO. We have gone there the past 3 years. This year we are going to St Cloud MN for a day to hear Elliot Coleman speak for an afternoon. He is the guru on season extension and the use of high tunnels. We have read several of his books so we thought we would do that this year. It is the day before workshop at the MN organic vegetables conference.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A hot saturday at the Sioux City Market, we believe late June. Someone emailed us the picture this week as if to ask if we were getting ready for another season!


Welcome to a new year, with new experiences, with new challenges! It is January and we are combing seed catalogs, planning gardens, and getting ready for Spring!